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Full text of "Roxbury Community College 36th Annual Commencement"

RoxBURY Community College 



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(2^^36th Annual 
/^^^ ommencement 



Friday, May 20, 2011 
One O'clock P.M. 

Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 



The National Anthem 

Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early Ught, 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? 

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, 

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? 

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, 

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. 

Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave 

O'er the land ofthefi^ee and the home of the brave? 

Francis Scott Key 

1779 - 1843 



Lift Every Voice and Sing 

Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring. 

Ring with the harmonies of liberty; 

Let our rejoicing rise, high as the list'ning skies. 

Let is resound loud as the rolling sea. 

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, 

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; 

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun. 

Let us march on till victory is won. 

James Weldon Johnson 
1871 - 1938 




rogram 



Prelude 

Processional 

The audience is requested to remain seated during the processional for 
students and faculty. 

Grafton Job Corps Color Guard will post the colors. 

National Anthem 

Ms. Katani Sumner 

Lift Every Voice and Sing 

Led by Mr. Alonzo Harris 

Students' Greetings from Around the World 

Greetings From the President 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 

Special Recognition to William (Bill) Hart, Executive Director ofMCCEO 

Greetings From the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department 
of Higher Education 

Dr. Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of 
Higher Education 

Greetings From the Alumni 

Ms. Mayra Welsh, President of RCC Alumni 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Katani Sumner 

Introduction of Community Service Recipient 

Dr. Alane K. Shanks, Vice President of Administration and Finance 

Community Service Award 

Dr. Keith D. Crawford 

Introduction of the Valedictorian 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Valedictorian 

Ms. Brooke Tyree Lynch 

Introduction of the Commencement Speaker 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey, Vice President of Enrollment Management and 
Student Affairs 

Commencement Address 

Andrea J. Cabral, Esq., Suffolk County Sheriff 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Katani Sumner 

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates 



Authorization of the Board of Trustees 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, Chair, Board of Trustees 
Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Introduction of Degree and Certificate Candidates 

Presided by Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Dr. Nancy Teel, Dean, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies introduces 
Candidates for Associate of Arts Degree 

Dr. Kyrsis R. Rodriguez, Interim Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering & 
Math introduces Candidates for Associate of Science Degree 

Dr. Gloria Cater, Dean of Health Sciences introduces Candidates for 
Certificates with specification 

Presentation of Degrees and Certificates to the Students 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, Chair, Board of Trustees 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Presided by Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

President's Charge to the Graduating Class of 2011 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Recessional 

The audience is requested to remain seated during the recessional and is 
invited immediately after the ceremony to a reception in the Reggie Lewis 
Track and Athletic Center Gymnasium. 



^3<^^ssage from the President 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 

Today is a landmark in the chosen path for your hves. 
Beyond this landmark, or signpost, awaits a world 
around you that is real and exciting. But this is not 
just the end; think of today as the beginning of new 
opportunities, experiences and growth. 

I would like for you to remember today, not just the 
moment, but the years that have led to this moment. 
Remember the days spent together in class, the hard 
work and sacrifices endured, and the friendships that 
have been built along the way. 

Education offers opportunities for changing how we choose to live, how 
we choose to educate, and how we choose to govern ourselves for future 
generations to come. Please grasp the opportunities when they arise, for 
therein, lies the key to your future and the future of all our communities. 

I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. Your graduation will 
help pave the way as you travel the road to greater success, both in college 
and beyond. You will be the leaders of tomorrow and with the education 
you now have and will seek further, you will reach new heights and achieve 
your dreams. 

My heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2011. I wish each of you the 
very best and much success in the future. 




Sincerely, 




Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 
President 




^jOTimencement Speaker 

Suffolk County Sheriff, Andrea J. Cabral, Esq. 

Andrea J. Cabral, Esq. was sworn in on November 29, 
2002 as the 30th Sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 
She is the first female sheriff in the Commonwealth's 
history. Originally appointed by former Governor Jane 
Swift, she was elected to a full term in 2004 and re-elected 
in 2010. She brings an extensive legal background and a 
commitment to public safety to her position. 

Sheriff Cabral is responsible for the operation of the House 
of Correction, the Suffolk County Jail and the Civil Process Division. The 
Suffolk County Sheriffs Department is the largest sheriffs department in the 
Northeast and the 30th largest in the United States. It has over 1000 employees, 
including executive managers, corrections officers, investigators, educators, 
health care providers, caseworkers and administrative staff, whose primary 
responsibility is to provide safe care, custody, control and rehabilitative support 
for approximately 2,700 offenders, daily. The average operating budget for the 
Department is $96 million. 

Sheriff Cabral is a member of the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association. Following 
a two-year term as Vice President, she served as its President from 2008 - 
2009. 

Sheriff Cabral's career in public service spans 24 years. She began her legal 
career in 1986 as a staff attorney in the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department 
at the Charles Street Jail, preparing and arguing motions for bail reduction in 
the Suffolk Superior Court. Subsequently, she served as an assistant district 
attorney in both the District and Superior Courts in the Middlesex County 
District Attorney's Office from 1987-1991. 

From 1991-1993, Sheriff Cabral was an Assistant Attorney General, where she 
worked in the Torts Division of the Government Bureau and the Civil Rights 
Division of the Public Protection Bureau. Sheriff Cabral then began work at 
the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in 1993 under District Attorney, 
Ralph C. Martin III. From 1993-1994, she was director of the Roxbury District 
Court Family Violence Project. As director, she prosecuted domestic violence 
cases (including the county's first stalking case) and helped to establish new 



administrative policies and procedures for the processing of such cases in the 
Roxbury District Court. In March 1994, Sheriff Cabral became Chief of the 
Domestic Violence Unit where she supervised and trained district and superior 
court staff in the preparation and prosecution of major domestic violence felony 
cases. She also indicted and prosecuted major domestic violence felony cases in 
Suffolk Superior Court. In 1998, Sheriff Cabral was promoted to Chief of District 
Courts and Community Prosecutions. In this position, she developed district 
court policies, staff supervision and evaluation tools, training curricula and case 
management practices in Suffolk County's eight district courts and the Boston 
Municipal Court. Sheriff Cabral also oversaw the staffing and supervision of 
all district court community prosecutions programs, which included the Safe 
Neighborhood Initiatives and Prosecutor in Police Stations (PIPS) Programs. 

Sheriff Cabral's published works include: Obtaining, Enforcing and Defending 
Ch.209A Restraining Orders in Massachusetts and co-authorship of the article. 
Same Gender Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change in Creating Courtroom 
Accessibility. 

In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors throughout the years, in 
2007, Sheriff Cabral was named an Eisenhower Fellow and traveled to Australia 
for a month-long study of their criminal justice system. She is on the Board of 
the Mass Mentoring Partnership and serves on the National Re-entry Resource 
Center's Advisory Committee. 

In 2010, Sheriff Cabral was one of 18 experts appointed to the Office of Justice 
Programs' Science Advisory Board (SAB) by the United States Attorney General, 
Eric Holder. The SAB was created to bridge the gap between research and 
practice in the criminal justice fields. It provides an extra-agency review of and 
recommendations for Office of Justice Programs' research, statistics, and grant 
programs, and ensures that programs and activities are scientifically sound and 
pertinent to policymakers and practitioners. 

Sheriff Cabral is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law 
School. 




^^mmunity Service Award Recipient 

Keith Dwain Crawford, Ph.D., M.D. 

Dr. Keith Dwain Crawford is a graduate of Prairie 
View A&M University, a Historically Black University in 
Texas. He received his MD from the University of Texas 
(Houston) and Ph.D. from Harvard University. After 
the completion of his post-doctoral training, he joined 
the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital to pursue a 
research program in Osteoimmunology and Regenerative 
Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Crawford's laboratory discovered 
a new adult stem cell, the "early lineage adult" stem cell 
or ELA cells, which has the ability to differentiate into a wide variety of tissues. 
His latest research focuses on improving our understanding of osteoarthritis in 
the elderly, stress fractures in female athletes, and the development of ELA cell- 
based therapeutics for the acceleration of fracture healing. He is the director of 
the Department of Molecular Orthopedics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 
His laboratory discovered a novel new stem cell which is capable of regenerating 
injured tissue. His team is actively researching the properties of these cells. 
Recently, a regenerative therapeutic procedure was created to enhance bone 
healing and is presently being used to treat patients. 

In addition to his research career. Dr. Crawford spends time mentoring large 
numbers of students. To increase the number of underrepresented students in 
the Life Sciences, he serves as the Director of the STARS program at Brigham 
and Women's Hospital and scientific advisor to the VRIP and SCRIP Summer 
Programs at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Crawford's volunteer work focuses on providing the underserved and 
underprivileged with opportunities that they may not otherwise have, including 
education, employment and social networking. The development of the Life 
Sciences Institute (LSI) at Roxbury Community College is where he is currently 
centering his attention while simultaneously providing internships for Roxbury 
Community College students in his research lab at Brigham and Women's 
Hospital. 



^_>^^isical Selection 



Katani Sumner 




Katani Sumner did what was expected of a 
young, bright and gifted Brown University graduate; 
she became an executive in a large well-known 
corporation. In fact, she became the first African 
American New England Unit Manager in the history 
of this corporation. Despite her successes, deep 
down inside, Katani felt that her most precious gift 
was the gift of song. Everyone who hears Katani 
experiences her undeniable talents, vitality, confidence 
and intelligence. Even with a Master's degree from 
Harvard, she still yields to the call within to spread the good news. 

Katani's talents and experiences in singing are far reaching, including Gospel, 
Jazz, R&B, and theatrical productions. She has been a featured performer as 
well as a producer, director and vocal arranger. Katani is perhaps best known 
as the "Inspirational MC" for ten years at the Original House of Blues' Sunday 
Gospel Brunch in Harvard Square, where she was also a featured performer. 
Katani was most recently seen as the host of the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the 
new House of Blues in the Fenway, as the lead female vocalist for the Manhattan 
Touch band, singing The National Anthem at a Celtic's game and as featured 
vocalist at Symphony Hall for Gospel Night at the Pops. 



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2011 



Degrees in Course 

Degrees are presented in the following order. 



^J^s 



sociate of Arts 



MOHAMED IbRAIM AbDULLAHI** 

Biological Science 



Almaz Asfaw 
Health Careers 



Gilbert Celestin 
Health Careers 



Warsame Abdullahi 
Pre-Engineering 



WiLGIE AUGUSTIN 

Musical Arts 



Manoucheka Charlessaint 
Liberal Arts 



Beatrice B. Achu 
Health Careers 



Fernando Andres Avila** 
Liberal Arts 



Chandrakant p. Chaudhary 
Pre-Engineering 



Eliz.\beth Bolanle Adubi 
Mustafa Sotayo 
Health Careers 

KoDJo Agblekpe 
Social Science 

Cynda Aleida 
Liberal Arts 

Feven D. Alemayehu*** 
Biological Science 

Odion H. Aloba 
Health Careers 

Rose J. Altenor 
Health Careers 

Melissa Ivania Alvarez Garcia 
Liberal Arts 

Caroline M. Ambris 
Liberal Arts 

Paule-Flavy Ambroise 
Health Careers 

Joan Natalie Andino 
Health Careers 

Latoya Tamiel Anson 
Social Science 

Diane Appleberry 
Business Administration 

Lashawnta Armstrong 
Business Administration 

Oluwaseun Asere 
Health Careers 



Simeon Awosan 
Liberal Arts 

SoPHL\ Linda Baptiste 
Liberal Arts 

Philippe G. Basile** 
Biological Science 

Achille T. Bavoua 
Biological Science 

Molene Bolivar 
Health Careers 

Cindy L. Bonilla 
Health Careers 

Beverly Anita Bostic** 
Business Administration 

Sheila Bray 
Social Science 

Christina Brown*** 
Health Careers 

Donald Bryant 
Social Science 

Jesula Cadet 
Health Careers 

Cindy Castillo 
Liberal Arts 

Franchesca Milagros Castro 

Villanueva 

Arts and Humanities 

Altagrace Cazeau 
Health Careers 



Wendy Cm 
Liberal Arts 

Ester Lesly Coelho 
Health Careers 

Florence L. Commock 
Health Careers 

Marlene Constant 
Health Careers 

Niemah S. Cooper 

Liberal Arts 

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Alexandre Coriolan 
Biological Science 

Jennifer Kelly De Souza Costa 
Business Administration 

Tammy R. Daily 
Health Careers 

Hemanuel Billy Damis 
Theater Arts 

Jessica DaRosa 
Health Careers 

Patricia R. De jesus 
Health Careers 

Fabienne Demas 
Health Careers 

RiCARDO Depina 
Business Administration 

Elvis-Johnson O. Dibl\ 
Biological Science 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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Gregory Dorce 
Health Careers 



^^J^sociate of Arts 



Erica P. Johnson-Findlay 
Health Careers 



Chenae Zakiya Harris 
Health Careers 



Gregory Dorce 
Biological Science 



Kecheler Fleurima 
Biological Science 



Elizabeth F. Hester** 
Liberal Arts 



Martine Dorlean 
Social Science 



LoREN N. Forbes*** 
Liberal Arts 



Renee Hogan 
Liberal Arts 



Irlande Dupont 
Health Careers 



Evens Louick Francois***'* 
Biological Science 



Jesika B. Holmes 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Berclyne a. Edouard 
Social Science 



Evens Louick Francois***'* 
Liberal Arts 



Kevin Howard-Lee 
Liberal Arts 



Ralph E. Enayo 
Business Administration 



Sean Jose Galvez, Jr.** 
Business Administration 



Subhan Huseynov 
Business Administration 



Marlon Espinal Gilberte Ganthier 

Broadcast Media Technology Health Careers 



Chinenye N. Ibiu 
Liberal Arts 



Kellla M. Estrella-Chan 
Social Science 



Dl\NA GARCLf^.** 

English 



Francesca Uchechi Ihenetu 
Health Careers 



Caphna Etienne 
Health Careers 



Monique Gauvin*** 
Biological Science 



Charity Iriowen 
Biological Science 



Alicea Evans 
Liberal Arts 



Monique Gauvin*** 
Health Careers 



Josephine Isidore 
Health Careers 



Rachel A. Evans** 
Health Careers 



MiREiLLE Charles-Gay** 
Liberal Arts 



Kevin Ivey 

Business Administration 



Francisca Falaise 
Health Careers 



Teneallv Ann Gilmore** 
Liberal Arts 



John Herbert Jackson 
Social Science 



Nadeia Faustin 
Social Science 



Rhonda Alexis Glenn 
Health Careers 



Pallas Theresa James 
Health Careers 



Johanne Louise Felt 
Health Careers 



YoNAS A. Goshu 
Biological Science 



Denise Jawando 
Health Careers 



Maurice Antonio Fenton 
Liberal Arts 



Samartha R. Graham 
Health Careers 



Stephania Jean-Baptiste 
Health Careers 



Maurice Antonio Fenton 
English 



Jimm Sterlay Guerrier 
Business Administration 



EvELYNE Jean-Paul 
Liberal Arts 



SONIA E. FiGUEROA 

Health Careers 



Chenae Zakiya Harris 
Liberal Arts 



JiLA A. JlLA 

Liberal Arts 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord f***; = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^_J^sociate of Arts 



Angela Joachim-Marcelo 
Liberal Arts 



Xavier Miranda 
Arts and Humanities 



Augustine O. Osemwegie 
Health Careers 



Vivian Kargbo 
Health Careers 



Nickson Lopes Monteiro 
Business Administration 



Mercedes Sada Person 
Health Careers 



Alexandria D. Webb 
Liberal Arts 



LuL Mukhtar 
Health Careers 



Prudent Bernyl Peters 
Biological Science 



Lisa Leary 
Liberal Arts 



Guilain Mukuna 
Liberal Arts 



Aretha Beck Phillip 
Health Careers 



Christopher S. LeaSton 
Liberal Arts 



Ashley D. Murchison 
Liberal Arts 



Geraldine Pimentel 
Social Science 



Doming.\s DeBurgo Lima 
Health Careers 

Arthur Lormil 
Business Administration 

Mimose Louissaint 
Health Careers 

Raymonde Mallebranche 
Health Careers 

Debbie Marrero 
Health Careers 

Ashanti J. Martinez 
Health Careers 

Kirra Nichola McDonald 
Business Administration 

Celia Medina 

Business Administration 

Jean B. Mercredy 
Biological Science 

Geraldine A. Metogho 
Health Careers 

Regine Michel 
Health Careers 

Sheryll Tanya Michel** 
Health Careers 



Samantha Margaret Francesca 

Nam-Krane** 

Liberal Arts 

Rosemary Wambui Ngugi 
Nursing 

Veronica S. Nji 
Health Careers 

Veronica S. Nji 
Liberal Arts 

Martial Sanchez Ocampo** 
Liberal Arts 

Cyprian Odeke 
Liberal Arts 

Esther Abimbola Ogunlade 
Biological Science 

Jennifer Okwemba*** 
Biological Science 

Tiffany Oliver 
Biological Science 

Markysa O'Loughlin**'* 
Business Administration 

Josephine Omoyemwen 
Omoruyi** 
Biological Science 



Jennifer Plummer 
Health Careers 

Aracelis Puello** 
Health Careers 

Aracelis Puello** 
Liberal Arts 

Youselord Pyrame 
Biological Science 

Youselord Pyrame 
Health Careers 

Frances Salina Rachel 
Liberal Arts 

Alpha Bethanl\ Recio** 
Liberal Arts 

RusHELL A. Reid 
Liberal Arts 

RusHELL A. Reid 
Health Careers 

Labake Riley Adamolekun*** 
Health Careers 

Charles Lamar Robinson 
Liberal Arts 

Engels Rodriguez 
International Business 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^^J^sociate of Arts 



Gale A. Rodriguez 
Health Careers 



Daniqua Arielle Springer 
Business Administration 



Nebiyu M. Waka 
Biological Science 



Jose F. Rojas, Jr. 

Business Administration 



Cassandre St.Louis 
Liberal Arts 



LaShauna Nicole Walker 
Health Careers 



Hermitao Soares Rosa 

Business Administration 



Delicia D. Stephens 
Liberal Arts 



LaShauna Nicole Walker 
Business Administration 



Ryan Rosario*** 
Pre-Engineering 



Oluwatoyin Akinola Stevenson 
Health Careers 



Megan Wallace-Andrade** 
Liberal Arts 



Izelia Rosembert-Francisque 
Health Careers 



Faisal Issa Suleiman** 
Biological Science 



Ayana C. Walters 
Biological Science 



Waderthon Saint Loth 
Health Careers 



Desmond L. Sumrall 
Business Administration 



Margaret Shanta Warren 
Health Careers 



RosNY Saint Louis 
Health Careers 



Rebekah Tirfe Tassew 
Biological Science 



Karen Marie Watson** 
Biological Science 



Alexander K. Sanders 
Social Science 



Lethia LaBonne Tyesha Tate 
English 



Meshell L. Whyte** 
Health Careers 



Brandi Jahyda Santiago 
Health Careers 



Madeligne Tena 
Liberal Arts 



Jennifer Alveranga- Williamson 
Health Careers 



Malyun SharifIbrahim 
Social Science 



Haymanot Tesfaye 
Business Administration 



Monica Marie Wilson 
Health Careers 



LaRonda M. Shedd 
BusLNESs Administration 



Belayneh Tesfaye 
Pre-Engineerlng 



Morgan Wright, Jr. 
Business Administration 



Rahel Tamiru Shawaafere 
Health Careers 



Gertrude Onyinye Ugwudike 
Business Administration 



Rebecca Zaehring 
Liberal Arts 



Daisy Silva 
Liberal Arts 



Delores D. Vann 
Health Careers 



Rebecca Zaehring 
Business Administration 



Christine Slaney 
Health Careers 



Sony Vilbon 

International Business 



Emmanuella Zama 
Liberal Arts 



Jenese J. Smfth 
Health Careers 



Rhode Mirma Viuean 
Business Administration 



Ledia J. Zapata 
Health Careers 



LaMarr Smith 
Liberal Arts 



RucHAMA Viuean 
Biological Science 



Sharece R. Soto 
Liberal Arts 



Maryse Vilme 
Health Careers 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***)= Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^_j^sociate of Science 



Edith O. Agbonghagbonse** 
Nursing 



Jessie A. Brito 
Business Management 



Marcia Eisner** 
Radiologic Technology 



Freshes A. Alexander 
Criminal Justice 



Damika S. Browne 

Early Childhood Education 



Esombe E. Elad 

Information Systems Technology 



Shaquita Iesha Alexander 

Nursing 



Rosy Brunot 

Nursing 



Felix Mbengu Elad 
Nursing 



Reginald Alleyne*** 
Radiologic Technology 



Sandra D. Burdette 
Early Childhood Education 



Robin Aliese Elam-Miller 
Criminal Justice 



Deunilce Soares Alves 
Early Childhood Education 

Messay T. Araya** 
Accounting 

Karleny Pergentino Aronson 
Nursing 

Alice P. Barros 
Criminal Justice 

Sherly Elisabeth Bazile** 
Early childhood Education 

i 

Fabian J. Belgrave 
Criminal Justice 



Rachel Allison Caesar 
Accounting 

Joshua F. Callanan** 
Radiologic Technology 




Lourdy Candio 

Nursing ■i'^-^- 

LoDuviNA Teixeira Carvalho 
Nursing 



Christopher Caulfield 
Nursing /" 



Linda C. Cirino "\^ 

Early childhood Education ' 



Billy X. Etienne 
Criminal Justice 

Kaleem R. Fountain 
Criminal Justice 

\\^ .V 

Rene Franks 

Early Childhood Education 

Jean Roody Frejuste 
Network Administration 

Frisnel Joseph ? 
Criminal Justice 

ROMARIO GeLIN '" 

Information Systems Technology 



Shakela a. Belton 
Criminal Justice 

MusiE A. Beyene 
Accounting 

Sean H. Booker 
Accounting 



Patrice K. Cort 
Criminal Justice 

Latasha M. Darget 
Criminal Justice 



.jjattTj- 



Katherine De la Cruz 
Business Management 



Rachel Georges 
Nursing 

Shieda R. Gilles 
Nursing 

Quantresa R. Goods 
Criminal Justice 



Erica N. Boyd 
Nursing 



Teresita L. Dominguez 
Criminal Justice 



Roland Allen Rillo Gutay 
Biotechnology 



Natalie Marcia Braithwaite 
Business Management 



Chukwuemeka Duru** 
Radiologic Technology 



Karla Tatiana Guzman** 
Criminal Justice 



SoNiA D. Brewster** 
Radiologic Technology 



Benedicta Usinode Eigbokhan 

Nursing 



Pahada E. Hanscom 
Nursing 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^_J^sociate of Science 



Samia a. Hicks 
Criminal Justice 



Angel Lipinski 
Nursing 



KiMBERLEY MoORE*** 

Criminal Justice 



Rebekah Sharon Hill 
Nursing 



Roosevelt Lirlano 
Accounting 



Derlyn Moronta 
Criminal Justice 



Sharmecka Horton 

Nursing 



Rasheed Lodge 
Criminal Justice 



Francis Muiruri 
Nursing 



Ifrah Ibrahim 

Early Childhood Education 



Brooke Tyree Lynch*** Florence Marsha Namuyimbwa 

Information Systems Technology Nursing 



Shynna Jackson 
Criminal Justice 



Patrick Ryan Lynch 
Nursing 



Lee Mwaura Njeri 
Nursing 



Lanise C. Jacobs 
Criminal Justice 



Eddah N. Magua 
Nursing 



Magali Velazquez Noriega 
Nursing 



Jensine Hilton Jean-Pierre 
Criminal Justice 



Melissa Mahiouz** 
Biotechnology 



Ngozi Cecils. Nwosu 
Nursing 



KiMBERLY Avis Johnson 
Criminal Justice 



Sherry L. McCullough 

Criminal Justice 



Onyebuchi C. Ogbo** 

Nursing 



YuDELKA Julian 
Criminal Justice 



Denise Lorraine McDonald 
Early Childhood Education 



Michaela Olivier 
Nursing 



Kadian Kelly Knight 
Early Childhood Education 



Jaime Vladimir Melara Eric K. Omari 

Information Systems Technology Nursing 



SoFLv Kernizan 
Accounting 



Erika L. Mercado 

Early Childhood Education 



Lorean E. Oviedo 
Criminal Justice 



Philip Musela Khakali 
Nursing 



LuDGY Michel 
Nursing 



AmaOwusu 
Nursing 



OmarLakri 

Nursing 



ViOLAiNE A. Michel 
Accounting 



Khalid Marquise Palmer 
Criminal Justice 



Chatoya Lawson 

Early Childhood Education 



Maureen Mitchell Shayla-Sharee Parkes 

Information Systems Technology Criminal Justice 



Lanee Altonese Leggeti 
Network Administration 



Alyson Marie Moher 
Early Childhood Education 



Myriam Paul 
Accounting 



DURELL LaMONT LeWIS 

Microcomputer Applications 



Joseph Harry Montuna** 
Accounting 



DrVAH JOHNETTA PaYNE 

Computer Information Systems 



(*J = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***)= Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^^J^^sociate of Science 



Andrea Paynter 
Nursing 



Joy R. Singletary 

Business Management 



Manuel Vasquez 

Information Systems Technology 



Wendy Elizabeth Pequero 
Early Childhood Education 



Nate Smith 
Criminal Justice 



Myetia Ann Vaughan 
Criminal Justice 



Cynthl\ Perdomo 

Early Childhood Education 



Charlotte Akoto Somiah** 
Criminal Justice 



Barbara Volmar 
Nursing 



Vicente Pinto 
Netvwrk Administration 



Sharece R. Soto 
Criminal Justice 



Ashley Ren'ee Washington 
Early Childhood Education 



Tina Pone 

Nursing 



Daniqua Arielle Springer 
Business Management 



Joshua D. Wenglin 
Nursing 



Larilaine Pope** 
Criminal Justice 

Eric Powell** 
Criminal Justice 



Janelle T. Williams 
Early Childhood Education 



Meaghan p. Sullivan** 
Radiologic Technology 



SoNYA Marie Sutton Naomi Williams 

Information Systems Technology Nursing 



Alexander Raymond 
Radiologic Technology 



Monique R. Tolbert 
Criminal Justice 



Terrence T. Witherspoon*** 
Business Management 



Gaile D. Registe 
Nursing 



Agnes Tshitenge 
Office Administration 



Gary Chun Wong*** 
Information Systems Technology 



Kadl\n Robinson \ 
Accounting 

Mandy Payne-Russ 
Nursing 



Brittany La' Raye Turner 
Early Childhood Education 



Obiageli L. Ukatu 
Nursing 



Morgan Wright, Jr. 

Accounting 



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Deborah Jacqueline Sealy 
Nursing 



Frank Utomi 
Nursing '- kJ^ 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^_^rtificates with Specification 



Ranges Derline Alcide 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



Samia a. Hicks 
Paralegal Studies 



Seonseray a. Oates** 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Jennifer C. Baez 
Medical Office Specialist 



Maria Margarita Jourdain Tejeda Sende Oliveira 

Paralegal Studies Broadcast Medm. Technology 



SoNiA F. Barros 

Licensed Practical Nursing 



Mariama Kanu 

Licensed Practical Nursing 



Sardhis B. Ortiz 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



SsALi S. Babumba 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



Lanee Altonese Leggett 
Network Administration 



Davide Maria Palumbo 
Paralegal Studies 



Troy A. Byner 
Paralegal Studies 



Chandelea Nichelle Mack 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



Samantha M. Parks 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



LiZBETH CaLDERON 

Medical Office Specialist 



Adwoa M. Mantey 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



Kamala Xavier Perez 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



toyin o. covan 

Licensed Practical Nursing 



Paul Morgan 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Volne Pluvoise 

Licensed Practical Nursing 



Valmeda Dickson Derek Ng 

Broadcast Media Technology Medical Office Specialist 



Ann-Marie Roberts** 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Rafael A. Figuereo, Jr. Lynotte Nicolas 

Broadcast Media Technology Licensed Practical Nursing 



Margaret A. Ukpokpo 
Licensed Practical Nursing 



Roland Allen Rillo Gutay 
Biotechnology 



Veronica S. Nji 

Licensed Practical Nursing 



The Registrar of Roxbury Community College maintains the official list of all graduates 
and honor designations. This program is only for ceremonial purposes. 



^^j^nors Program 




Students who have fulfilled the Honors Program have maintained a minimum GPA 0/3.3 
and have completed three or more Honors courses. RCC is proud of them. 



^^^gh Honors 

GPA 3.50 - 3.75 

^y^ghest Honors 

GPA 3.76 - 4.00 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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jg^holar ships, Awards, and Honors 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc./Psi Omega Chapter Award 

This award is given to an outstanding multicultural female graduate who is transferring to a 
four-year institution. 
Brooke Tyree Lynch 

Claudia J. Tucker Award 

This award is given annually to an outstanding Roxbury Community College transfer student 
in honor of the mother of Roxbury Community College's Professor, Royal C. Tucker. 
Josephine Omoruyi 

Edith Pistorino Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

This award is made possible by the late Edith Pistorino. A $1,000 annual scholarship recog- 
nizes outstanding academic achievement by students who are enrolled full-time in a degree 
program which leads to transfer to a baccalaureate institution following graduation from 
Roxbury Community College. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have achieved a 
grade point average of 3.50 or better for two consecutive semesters and not be in their final 
semester at Roxbury Community College. 
Helen AcHWEi 

Francina E. Copland Getzer Endowed Award 

This $250 award is made to an African American student who achieved at least a 3.00 grade 
point average at Roxbury Community College, has been accepted at a four-year college and 
will be pursuing a baccalaureate degree. 
Melissa Alvarez 

International Student Scholarship 

International Student Scholarships are available for full-time students in good academic 
standing and have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. These are $1,000 
scholarships. To be eligible to receive these scholarships, students must provide documenta- 
tion which certifies that the student holds a current student visa. 
Adedayo Shelika 

Haitian Student Scholarship 

The Haitian Student Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Nunotte Zama, 
Esq., class of 1991, and a member of the Roxbury Community College Foundation Board of Di- 
rectors. This scholarship award of $250 is awarded to a full-time student of Haitian heritage in 
good academic standing who has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50. 
Olga Jean-Michel 

James H. Caesar Endowed Scholarship 

In 1986, a Roxbury resident established this scholarship to honor the opportunities this country 
and community had given him. In selecting the recipient, preference is given to graduating 
students who have attended the Cooper Community Center of Roxbury or the Roxbury Boys 
and Girls Club. If this criterion does not apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a talented 
Roxbury Community College student from the Roxbury community. 
Esther Ogunlade 



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rg^holarships, Awards, and Honors 

Joan and Howard Resnikoff Endowed Scholarship 

This award is made possible through the generosity of Joan and Howard Resnikoff. Ms. 
Resnikoff is an artist, who served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Roxbury Com- 
munity College Foundation. From earnings on this endowed fund, an annual scholarship of 
$250 will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in Arts & Humanities, Broadcast Media 
Technology, Musical Arts, and Theatre/Visual Arts. The student must be a full-time student 
and have attained a 3.0 or higher grade point average. 
Paul Morgan 

Julia Woods Brown Scholarship 

This is a $500.00 scholarship in memory of Julia Woods Brown. The scholarship is made 
possible through the Emeny Family Foundation. To be eligible, students need to have made 
significant contributions to their communities and/or Roxbury Community College through 
volunteer, in-service or extracurricular activities. First year students must have graduated 
with honors from high school, second year students must have attained a cumulative grade 
point average of 3.25 or higher at Roxbury Community College. Students may have financial 
need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 
Daniel Alfaro 

Karen Hodges Walker Graduation Award 

To commemorate the life of the late Executive Director of Development at the College, Karen 
Hodges Walker, the RCC Foundation will award $1000 to a graduating student who meets the 
following criteria: a female African American majoring in business whose GPA is 3.5 or higher; 
accepted into a four-year college or university that grants Bachelor's Degrees; two letters of 
recommendation; and a short biographical statement that outlines personal and professional 
goals while demonstrating leadership skills and community service. 
Seonseray Oates 

Karron Harris Memorial Scholarship: 

This scholarship of $500 memorializes the life and service of long-time RCC employee Kar- 
ron Harris. It is awarded to a student whose major is Business Administration or Business 
Management and has a 3.0 college GPA. 

Rachel Gomes 

Letitia Garafalo Endowed Award 

The Letitia Garafalo Endowed Award is made possible by a memorial contribution in her name. 
A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, Ms. Garafalo used her knowledge of languages to live and 
work in communities around the world. This $500 award is made to a graduating African 
American student who has demonstrated academic merit at Roxbury Community College and 
who received need-based assistance while a student at the College. 
Samantha Graham 

Martin Luther King Scholarship 

The Martin Luther King Scholarship was created by the Roxbury Community College Founda- 
tion to commemorate the life of Dr. King. One or two $500 scholarships are given to full-time 
students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 who excel in Social Sciences 
and have contributed to the Roxbury Community College community and/or the community 
in which they reside. 
MiRNA Lemy 



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jg^holarships, Awards, and Honors 

Patricia Ann Raynor Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship is made by the generosity of Roxbury Action Program, Inc., in memory of 
Patricia Ann Raynor, the former Chairperson of the Roxbury Action Program. This $1,000 
scholarship is awarded to a single parent of African descent who lives in Roxbury and is 
involved with community service. The scholarship will be awarded in segments of $500 for 
the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester. The awardee must maintain a 3.00 grade 
point average to continue to receive the award. 
Tyler Kimball 

Phi Beta Sigma/RCC-Northeastern University Summer Enrichment 
Program Scholarship 

This scholarship requires that the student meet the following criteria: 1) African American, 
Latino (a). Native American or Pacific Islander heritage; 2) resident of Roxbury or one of the 
surrounding communities served by RCC; 3) GPA of 2.8 or higher; 4) cleared for graduation 
through audit and fulfilled all requirements of major; 6) demonstrated leadership and com- 
munity service experience; 7) accepted and submitted proof of acceptance into a four-year 
institution to complete undergraduate studies. 

MaRKYSA O'LOUGHLIN -■>w 






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Pratibha Bushan Scholarship: ; *-.*»'*»*^k \ 

The Hertzig family (Prof. Manju Hertzig retired as a full-time professor of ESOL at the Col- 
lege) has endowed this award to honor her late mother. One $500 award will be given to a 
full-time student who has completed ESOL classes at the College, has a GPA of at least 3.0 
and is enrolled in a degree program at RCC. ,^^ . 

Ramon Recio ^ 



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RCCF Co-Curriculum Scholarship Award (New) 

These $500 scholarships are awarded to full-time students (at least 12 college-level credit 
hours) who have significantly contributed to the College through their participation in co- 
curriculum activity such as student government, athletics and have earned at least a 3.0 grade 
average as a full-time student. '^^sSS^ 

Gregory Miller 
Saleh Abbas 
J AMICE Edge 

RCCF Nursing Scholarships 

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Roxbury Community College 
Foundation's Board of Directors. These $500 scholarships are awarded to full-time Nursing 
students in good academic standing who have earned a grade point average of at least 3. 00. 
Edwige David 
Brian Heath 

Sapers Family Opportunity Awards 

This award is presented to no more than ten Roxbury Community College graduates who 
transfer to four-year colleges in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees. This special "50-50" award 
consists of both a scholarship and a low-interest loan. The award is made available through 
the generosity of the William R. Sapers family of Boston. 

Mohamed Abdullahi Brooke Tyree Lynch Ruchama Viuean 
Fernando Aula Aracelis Puello Alpha Recio 

Evens Francois Rhode Viuean 



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^g^holarships, Awards, and Honors 

Second Semester Scholarship 

These $500 scholarships are awarded to two full-time students (at least 12 college-level credit 
hours) entering their second semester at Roxbury Community College and earned at least a 
3.0 grade average as a full-time student, as defined above, their first semester at RCC. 
Ella Actie 

Therese Dutile Giles Award 

The Therese Dutile Giles Award was created and funded by her family (including Sterling Giles, 
faculty member at Roxbury Community College) to honor her memory. This is a $500 award 
given to the graduating student who mastered English as a Second Language and provided 
exemplary service to the College and/or community. 
Gregory DoRCE 

Transitional Housing Situation Scholarship 

These $1,000 scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Roxbury Community 

College Foundation. These scholarships are to be awarded to women who are a single parent, 

in a transitional housing situation and/or head of household and in good academic standing 

at the College. Homeless single parent women are to be given priority. 

NOTE: To be eligible to receive this scholarship a student must provide authentic 

documentation, which certifies that the student meets these criteria. 

Tabitha Johnson 



>^^ eans/Departmental Scholarships 

These $500 scholarships are awarded each semester to recognize outstanding 

academic achievement. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in a 

degree program, and on the Dean's or President's List. 

Helene Gaudette 

JULLANA OkON 

Rozanna Riley 



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^_j^^ademic Regalia 



The caps, gowns and hoods of the academic procession date back to the Middle 
Ages when they were common dress for scholars. In the Twelfth Century, monks 
and students wore them to keep warm from the damp and drafty European castles 
and halls of learning. 

The Bachelor's gown has a pleated front and long, pointed sleeves. The Master's 
gown, which may be worn open, is distinguished by its long square sleeves. The 
Doctor's gown is trimmed with velvet panels and has three velvet bars on the bell 
shaped sleeves. 

The hood provides the color, contrast and symbolism of the procession. Certain 
colors became associated with particular areas of knowledge. For example, the hood 
border worn by a doctor of theology was red, a color associated with the Catholic 
Church; a medical doctor wore a green border, which relates to the healing powers 
of medicinal herbs. 

In Europe, a uniform color system was never developed. However, in the United 
States, an intercollegiate committee meeting in 1895, decided upon uniform color 
standards, assigning a specific color to each field of study. 



Departmental Colors of Faculty Members' Hoods & Tassels 


Agriculture 


Maize 


Library Science Lemon 


Arts, Humanities 


White 


Medicine Green 


Chiropractic 


Silver Gray 


Music Pink 


Dentistry 


Lilac 


Nursing Apricot 


Economics 


Copper 


Pharmacy Olive Green 


Education 


Light Blue 


Philosophy Dark Blue 


Fine Arts 


Brown 


Science Golden Yellow 


Journalism 


Crimson 


Social Work Citron 


Law 


Purple 


Theology Scarlet 



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,^^^^/^xbury Community College 



Years of dreaming and planning came to life in 1973, when Roxbury Community 
College opened its doors in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury. Despite less than ideal 
surroundings - its location was a former car dealership - Roxbury Community 
College's dedicated faculty, staff, and administration served the educational needs 
of four hundred students. The College's mission, then, as it is now, was to provide 
higher education to those Boston residents who found most other avenues to higher 
education closed. 

In 1975, growth was the impetus for a move to 424 Dudley Street, a former nursing 
home. This move permitted the expansion and strengthening of academic programs 
and student services. The College continued to grow, which precipitated another 
move in 1982 to the former site of Boston State College on Huntington Avenue. As 
the College continued to shift its service base to meet an expanding enrollment, the 
goal to establish a permanent home for Roxbury Community College in the heart of 
the communities it served, remained strong. 

With much anticipation, Roxbury Community College built its new home as the 
cornerstone of the Southwest Corridor in the Spring of 1988. This fifteen-acre 
campus includes a state-of-the-art Media Arts Building, Academic Building, 
Administration Building, Student Center, and the Reggie Lewis Track and 
Athletic Center. 

A global village, Roxbury Community College's multicultural and ethnically 
diverse student population has set it apart from other community colleges 
in the Commonwealth. Although most of our students are from Boston and 
surrounding communities, many come from all over the world: North America, 
Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the 
Caribbean. 

With renewed commitment, Roxbury Community College continues its legacy 
of providing educational opportunities for all who enter its doors. 



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verning Boards and Officers 



Board of Trustees 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, Chair 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Vice Chair 

Ms. Gillian Van Delft, Secretary /Clerk 

Ms. Roslyn Marshall, Treasurer 

Mr. Russell D. Aims 

Mr. Keith Chaney 

Ms. Janet Palmer Owens 

Mr. Steven Tompkins 

Mr. John B. Cruz, III 

Ms. Yolanda Morales, Student Trustee 



ExECUTFvnE Staff 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 
President 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes 

Vice President, Academic Affairs 

Dr. Alane K. Shanks 

Vice President, Administration and 

Finance 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey 
Vice President, Enrollment 
Management and Student Affairs 

Mr. Patrick Jean-Louis 

Chief Information Technology Officer 



Marshals 

Chief College Marshal 

Dr. Barbara Melnick 

College Marshals 

Dr. Barbara Savage 
Ms. Terry Fordham 
Ms. Theresa Russ 



RoxBURY Community College 
Foundation 

Ms. Sonia L. Alleyne, President 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Vice President 

Ms. Dawn Perry, Esquire, Treasurer 

Ms. Judith Kahalas, Secretary/Clerk 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, 
Ex officio member 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, 
Ex officio member 



Deans 

Dr. Nancy Teel 

Dean of Liberal Arts and Professional 

Studies 

Dr. Kyrsis R. Rodriguez 

Interim Dean of Science, Technology, 

Engineering &Math (2010-2011) 

Dr. Gloria Cater 

Dean of Health Sciences 

Mr. Mark Garth 

Dean of Student Success 

Mr. Michael Walker 

Dean of Institutional Research and 

Planning 

Ms. Jenene Cook 

Dean of Academic Technology 

Walter Clark, JD 

Dean of Enrollment Management and 

Student Judicial Affairs 



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Cg/pecial Thanks to the 
Commencement Committee & Ushers 



Commencement Committee 

Ms. Carol Biiss-Furr, Co-chair 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Co-chair 

Mr. Thomas Galvin 

Ms. Shonda D. Green 

Mr. Kenneth Hall 

Mr. Steven Keyes 

Ms. Shirley Y. Leslie 

Mr. Keith McDermott 

Ms. Nicole McKoy 

Prof. Justin A. Petty 

Mr. Gib Pomkittichotcharoen 

Dr. Milton L. Samuels 

Dr. Barbara J. Savage 

Mr. Phuong Tang 



Ushers 

Gloria Castro 

Callie Daniels 

Crystal Goncalves 

Jessica Gonzalez 

Angela O'Neil 

Sophia Sanon 

Sherrel Stephens 

Darlene Thorpe 

Wanda Young 



RoxBURY Community College 

1234 Columbus Avenue 

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 

Tel: (617) 427-0060